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A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship | London

About A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship

The A.S. Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship awarded to English language teachers from outside the United Kingdom who want to study for a Masters in English Language Teaching (ELT) at the University of Warwick in the UK. The scholarship is named after A.S. Hornby, a well-known English language teaching expert and the author of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.

The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees, accommodation, and living expenses for the duration of the Masters programme. In addition, the scholarship provides a return airfare to the UK, a monthly stipend, and a contribution towards study materials and field trips.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, teaching experience and potential, and a commitment to promoting English language teaching in the candidate’s home country. The scholarship aims to support the professional development of English language teachers and to promote the teaching and learning of English around the world.

Since its inception in 2001, the A.S. Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship has supported over 150 English language teachers from more than 50 countries to study at the University of Warwick.

Requirements of A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship

  • Applicants must have at least two years of full-time teaching experience of English language.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants must have an excellent level of English language proficiency, both spoken and written. Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of their language ability, such as IELTS or TOEFL scores.
  • Applicants must be committed to returning to their home country and continuing to teach English language after completing the Masters programme.
  • Applicants must have a strong academic background and show evidence of their potential to contribute to the field of English language teaching.
  • Applicants must provide a personal statement explaining why they wish to study for the Masters in ELT and how they will use the knowledge gained to benefit their teaching practice and contribute to the field of ELT in their home country.
  • Applicants must provide two academic references and one professional reference.

Interested applicants should check the eligibility requirements and application deadline on the A.S. Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship website.

Scholarships for applicants outside the UK: applications for 2024/24 programmes of study

The Hornby Educational Trust prioritises capacity building for English language teaching in low- and middle-income countries. It awards Master’s degree scholarships to teachers and related professionals with experience and evidenced potential to impact and enhance the field of English language teaching and learning in their home country.
Up to ten (10) fully funded scholarships (full fee waiver plus a maintenance payment of £15,000 minimum for the year) are available to students who meet fully the University of Exeter’s admission’s criteria for the MEd TESOL Programme for September 2024 entry. Scholarships will be awarded to academically talented and experienced applicants who are nationals of and work in low and middle income countries as defined in the OECD DAC list (listed here).
Please note this scholarship is only available for study on the University of Exeter’s MEd TESOL programme and is not available for PGCert or PGDip programmes of study.
The Hornby Trust is delighted to be partnering with the University of Exeter for these scholarships, and all applicants will be jointly considered by the University of Exeter and the Hornby Trust.

Eligibility of A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship

  • Applicants must be English language teachers from outside the United Kingdom.
  • Applicants must have at least two years of full-time teaching experience of English language.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants must have an excellent level of English language proficiency, both spoken and written. Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of their language ability, such as IELTS or TOEFL scores.
  • Applicants must be committed to returning to their home country and continuing to teach English language after completing the Masters programme.
  • Applicants must have a strong academic background and show evidence of their potential to contribute to the field of English language teaching.
  • Applicants must have applied for a place on the Masters in English Language Teaching (ELT) programme at the University of Warwick.

Courses offered in A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship

The Masters in ELT programme at the University of Warwick provides a range of courses in the field of English language teaching, including:

  1. Principles and Practice of Language Teaching
  2. Language Teaching Methodology
  3. English Language Teaching Materials Development
  4. Assessment in Language Teaching
  5. Second Language Acquisition
  6. English for Academic Purposes
  7. Teaching English to Young Learners
  8. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  9. Language Testing and Assessment
  10. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

How to Apply in A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship

Here are the steps to apply for the scholarship:

Here are the steps to apply for the scholarship:

  • Download the application form from the A.S. Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship website.
  • Fill out the application form and include all required supporting documents, such as your CV, academic transcripts, and proof of English language proficiency.
  • Write a personal statement explaining why you are applying for the scholarship and how it will help you achieve your career goals.
  • Submit the application form and supporting documents to the A.S. Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship Committee by the deadline.
  • If your application is successful, you will be notified by email and will be asked to provide additional documentation, such as a medical certificate and a police clearance certificate.
  • You will need to provide proof of your acceptance onto the Masters in ELT programme at the University of Warwick before the scholarship can be awarded.
  • The scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses for one academic year, and is renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory academic progress.

The application deadline is 12 April 2024.

More information is available on the University of Exeter website

Benefits of A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship

The A.S. Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship provides a range of benefits for successful applicants, including:

  • Coverage of tuition fees: The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees for the one-year Masters in English Language Teaching (ELT) programme at the University of Warwick.
  • Living expenses: The scholarship also provides a stipend to cover living expenses, including accommodation and other living costs, for the duration of the one-year Masters programme.
  • International exposure: Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to study at one of the leading universities in the UK, and to interact with students and scholars from around the world.
  • Professional development: The Masters in ELT programme at the University of Warwick is designed to provide advanced training in teaching English as a foreign language, and scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to develop their teaching skills and knowledge.
  • Networking opportunities: Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to network with other ELT professionals and scholars, and to build relationships that can help further their careers in the field.
  • Access to resources: The University of Warwick has a wealth of resources for ELT professionals, including libraries, research centres, and teaching resources, and scholarship recipients will have access to these resources during their studies.

FAQS about A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship

Who is eligible to apply for the scholarship?

The scholarship is open to English language teachers from eligible countries who have at least two years of teaching experience and a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in English language teaching or a related field.

What does the scholarship cover?

The scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses for one academic year, and is renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory academic progress.

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is usually in mid-March each year.

How many scholarships are awarded each year?

Up to four scholarships are awarded each year.

How are scholarship recipients selected?

Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic merit, teaching experience, leadership potential, and commitment to their profession.

Can I apply for the scholarship if I have not yet been accepted onto the Masters in ELT programme at the University of Warwick?

No, you must first apply for admission to the Masters in ELT programme and receive an offer of admission before you can apply for the scholarship.

Can the scholarship be deferred?

No, the scholarship cannot be deferred.

Can I work part-time while studying with the scholarship?

No, scholarship recipients are not allowed to work while studying with the scholarship.

What are the conditions for scholarship renewal?

Scholarship renewal is subject to satisfactory academic progress and is at the discretion of the A.S. Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship Committee.

How can I find out more information about the scholarship?

You can find out more information about the scholarship, including application forms and eligibility criteria, on the A.S. Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship website.